The “Sounds and vision of Caravaggio” itinerary

The art masterpieces are put into sharp relief by the scintillating music of the 17th century. The gallery once more gives life to the notes of Frescobaldi, Monteverdi, Falconieri and other great composers, many of who were active in baroque Rome. The performances are accurate early music representations, with period instruments and practices. Voice, baroque guitar, baroque transverse flute, percussion, and lutes are the protagonists.

The atmosphere of these Saturday mornings is absolutely unique for the visitors who take part in the “Sounds and vision of Caravaggio” itinerary. The itinerary is dedicated to this great artist as this year marks the fourth centenary of his death (1610-2010), and some of his fundamental works are housed in this gallery.

The tour, conducted by an art historian, is interspersed with performances in the various rooms, (Poussino Room, the Ballroom, Quadrilatero, the Aldobrandini Room) creating a crescendo of emotions that reaches its grand finale with a concert in the stupendous Throne Room (Sala del Trono).

Ticket includes:

- Entrance to the Doria Pamphilj Gallery
- Guided tour with an art historian in the English language
- Musical introduction
- Live Baroque music played on original instruments in some halls of the museum
- Final concert in the Throne Hall reserved for our guests

Every Saturday at 11.00 a.m.


Special Event

The Baroque Carnival Concert

Venue: Palazzo Doria Pamphilj, Via del Corso 305
Date: 4 March 2014
Start Time: 5:00 p.m.
Admission time: 4:30 p.m.
Ticket price: € 35

Art: Caravaggio, Raffaello, Bernini, Tintoretto, Velàzquez, Carracci
Music: Mascherate, Moresche, Villanelle, Tarantelle
Composers: Willaert, Aranes, Lasso, Nola.
Schola Romana Ensemble: soprano, contralto, traversa/dulciana/recorder/percussions, spanish guitar.

Relieve the magical and festive atmosphere of the Roman Carnival.
You can experience the songs, the music, the dances of scintillating Roman Baroque.
You will enjoy this event in the wonderful Halls of the Doria Pamphilj Palace, the most important Private Gallery in Rome, a trove of masterpieces by Caravaggio, Bernini, Velazquez, Raphael…
The guided tour inside the Palace will be accompanied by live Baroque musicians on original instruments with a crescendo of emotions that culminates with a final concert in the prestigious Throne Hall, reserved for our guests. An unforgettable experience during your stay in Rome.

The musical treasures of the Sistine Chapel
Music and art in Rome at the time of the Pope Innocenzo X Pamphilj

Venue: Palazzo Doria Pamphilj, Via del Corso 305
Date: 17 April 2014
Start Time: 5:00 p.m.
Admission time : 4:30 p.m.
Ticket price: € 35

Art: Caravaggio, Raffaello, Bernini, Tintoretto, Velàzquez, Carracci…
Music: Composers of the Sixtine Chapel: Palestrina, Arcadelt, Morales, Victoria, Carissimi, Agazzari, Pitoni.
Schola Romana Ensemble, “A Cappella“: Soprano, Alto, Tenor, Bass.

The special event ‘The musical treasures of the Sistine Chapel’ includes a guided tour in Doria Pamphilj Palace, one of the most prestigious Ancient Art Galleries in Rome, and an enthralling live performance in the wonderful Private Chapel. The itinerary is a unique opportunity to listen to the music of the ancient Roman liturgies, the same which were vibrating in the Michelangelo’s Sistine Chapel, thanks to the extraordinary performance of a group highly specialized and internationally counted as point of reference for this repertoire: Schola Romana Ensemble.

Roma Opera Omnia
Schola Romana Ensemble

Art Direction: Stefano Sabene
Advance sale online:
Tickets: the Palace Box Office

Guided tours, live music inside
the Gallery halls, final concert
in the Throne Room.
€ 30 full price - € 27 reduced price
For special conditions and agreements,
see website

Musiche per gentile concessione di Schola Romana Ensemble
dir. Stefano Sabene A. Kircher, Tono hypodorio (tono_hypodorio.mp3) dal CD Apollo e Dafne, musica nella Roma del Bernini